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Southside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #51 of 442 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely B&B. At the last minute my husband couldn't meet me in Edinburgh but Franco and Lynne looked after me superbly. Breakfast was wonderful, my room was spotless and very comfortable. Franco made sure I had maps and directions to get to the center of the city. It was a lovely walk either via the Meadows or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a lot of nice accommodation over our month in the UK, but Southside stood out on top. Franco & Lynne run a tip-top B&B, with Franco being our main host. He is a charming man in English or Italian. He knows the names of all his guests and remembers their preferences from day to day. The attention... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here to attend Hogmanay in Edinburgh. The guesthouse is about a 20-25 minute walk to the main centre, an ideal location to escape the main hustle & bustle. The guest house is beautifully designed and maintained well, I love the effort they've put in to maintain such a high standard. On each floor there was a book case... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Franco and Lynne's stylish B and B was a perfect place for a few nights' stay. A complimentary glass of Buck's Fizz to round off a tasty breakfast; a strong selection of DVDs and books to choose from; a decanter of single malt on the landing to help yourself to a nip of at the end of the day; good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Franco was the perfect host who could be found each morning in the dining room, serving up beautiful breakfasts. The rooms were stylish and well appointed. The ensuite was huge and very functional. We had the top floor which was a bit of a hike up the stairs because there's no lift. But it was worth it because it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I read the reviews and decided to book for my 40th birthday. The accommodation is wonderful but very very noisy. Our room was comfortable but as it sits on a busy road there is alot of traffic noise. The worst of the noise came from the plumbing next door whenever the guest there used the facilities. I wouldnt recommend the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Your hosts are friendly and knowledgeable. The room tastefully decorated, with an extra little touch of a complimentary whiskey left on the landing at night time as a night cap. Lots of hot water. Breakfast very good with an excellent choice of buffet and cooked. They seem to have thought of nearly evetything, even the use of umbrellas in case... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Only few words are needed to say about Southside, warm, friendly and extremely tasteful (I know this is a personal opinion) especially the wee dram before bed and the breakfast. Besides this there are great places nearby to eat out. Well done Franco and Lynne

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Another stay in excellent guesthouse as part of our annual trip to Edinburgh;s fiddle festival held each November. Outstanding breakfasts mean you are likely not to want to eat again during the day. At the top end of guest house prices but worth the extra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have been coming to the Southside for many years now and it never ceases to delight. Impeccable service and a lovely warm atmosphere! I would far rather stay here than in some soulless hotel chain. The breakfast is fantastic! The bar across the road does great food and serves some fine beer!

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Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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